SUMAC

SUMAC

Dälek, Infernal Coil

Sun, September 9, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

PhilaMOCA

Philadelphia, PA

$13.00 - $15.00

This event is all ages

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SUMAC
SUMAC
The seed of SUMAC was planted somewhere around the end of 2010 or the beginning of 2011, sown upon the smoldering ashes of guitarist/vocalist Aaron Turner’s former band ISIS. Turner had seen his prior project reach full fruition over the span of thirteen years, and it had reached the end of its lifecycle. ISIS had come to define an entire genre of architecturally meticulous and sonically nuanced metal, but at some point all the corners had been mapped, all the fortifications constructed. There was nothing left to build. Turner continued his musical path contributing to the deconstructed panoramic soundscapes of Mamiffer, the misanthropic crowd-baiting sludge of Old Man Gloom, the exploratory electrical whirr of House Of Low Culture, and a slew of studio projects running the gamut from slow-crawling minimalist pop (Jodis), to fiery d-beat punk (Split Cranium). In the midst of all these endeavors however, Turner tended to another venture, one that germinated slowly, its DNA already charted but its flesh still to develop.

SUMAC finally began to bloom in 2012 when Turner caught a set by Vancouver’s raging crust band Baptists. Drummer Nick Yacyshyn stormed through the songs, supplementing the band’s blitzkrieg energy with dexterous idiosyncratic fills and modulating drum patterns. Turner realized the rhythmic underpinning had been found, and shortly thereafter made contact with Yacyshyn. With this duo now comprising the core of SUMAC, the band developed quickly. Their debut album sprouted from a set of carefully composed guitar demos, a string of intensive days holed up in the forests of Vashon Island for writing and rehearsals, and a quick recording session booked while the songs were still growing. Turner recruited Brian Cook (Russian Circles, These Arms Are Snakes, Botch) to fill in on bass duties, hammering out the low-end lurch and cementing the foundation to the songs. The Deal was born.

With SUMAC, noting the members’ prior accomplishments isn’t an indirect excuse for The Deal’s existence; it’s a road map through the briar of their jagged labyrinthine compositions. Across the span of the album’s six songs, SUMAC takes multiple turns through unexpected territories: textural hums, math-metal, harsh noise, Caspar Brötzmann-inspired free-jazz. But all roads lead to a destination that epitomizes the members’ passionate dedication to heavy multi-deminsional music—bludgeoning riffs, tension-building structures, disorienting seismic shifts in tone, timbre, and tempo. If there was a simple way to summarize The Deal, it’s that it’s an incredibly smart and emotionally sophisticated record, which may initially appear as a single minded brutish assault. SUMAC is not suited for cursory listening.
Dälek
Dälek
Pioneers of alt hip-hop, Dälek (pronounced "die-a-lek") features Rapper/Producer MC Dälek, Producer/Live Electronics Mike Manteca, and Turntabilist DJ rEk . With roots in the mid-90's DIY scene, Dälek has been delivering ground breaking albums for over 20 years. They have encapsulated fans and critics across all genres, garnering fans and accolades from the Hip-Hop, Electronic, Indie, Metal, Shoegaze, Jazz and experimental communities.

After releasing 7 studio albums, numerous collaborations, EP's, and remixes, they are known for their large body of work and pushing boundaries with every release. Debut album 'Negro Necro Nekros' was released in 1998 on Gern Blandsten, 2002 saw Ipecac Recordings release the game- changing 'From Filthy Tongue of Gods and Griots' which was followed with 3 more releases on Ipecac Recordings- 'Absence' in 2005, 'Abandoned Language' in 2007, & 'Gutter Tactics' in 2009.

In 2010, Dälek went on a 5 year hiatus to recoup from a decade of relentless touring, and to focus on new musical projects. In January of 2015 MC Dälek said he "missed the noise," and a tour and new single quickly followed. 2016 saw the release of the critically acclaimed 'Asphalt for Eden' on Profound Lore Records, once again showing the music world their constant evolution sonically and lyrically.
Infernal Coil
Infernal Coil
Profound Lore announces a collaboration with Boise, Idaho extreme metal band INFERNAL COIL for the release of the band’s debut full-length, being set for release early fall. The band is about to embark on a massive North American tour excursion next week, which sees them touring with the likes of Primitive Man, Celeste, and more.

INFERNAL COIL’s impending debut album follows the band’s 2014 demo, The Burning Prayer Of Infinite Hatred, and the follow-up EP, Bodes Set In Ashen Death. With a sound not confined to any limitations, the band’s devastating sonic aura presents itself as a lethal combination of brutal relentless atmospheric death metal mixed with the ferocity of dark dissonant grindcore, harsh noise, and dark ambient. Listeners will recognize similarities to founding guitarist/vocalist Blake Connally’s prior band, Dead In The Dirt, but don’t mistake it for a continuation. Utilizing pseudonyms within their art, Connally (Folús) is here joined by drummer Brennan Butler (Blight), and INFERNAL COIL stands on its own two feet in its artistic expression, breaking barriers we only set for ourselves.

INFERNAL COIL begins their latest, massive tour this Sunday, May 20th, when they meet up with Primitive Man in Albuquerque for the first of thirteen consecutive shows, with Celeste joining for the later half of the run, which includes a set at Northwest Terror Fest in Seattle on June 1st. From June 3rd through 14th, INFERNAL COIL and Celeste play another dozen shows through the Midwest and up the East Coast. From there, INFERNAL COIL forges on solo for another stretch into Canada, then ending the tour at Fire In The Mountains in Jackson, Wyoming with Wovenhand, Panopticon, Krallice, Wayfarer, Falls Of Rauros, Dreadnought, Velnias, and more.

It appears 2018 will be INFERNAL COIL’s busiest year yet; watch for more info on the band’s debut LP to be announced in the weeks ahead, with even more touring to follow its release.
Venue Information:
PhilaMOCA
531 North 12th St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123
http://www.philamoca.org/